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Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Tim Hortons outlets in Vernon, Kelowna, the Okanagan and B.C. will present a special doughnut Feb. 3-5 with proceeds going to Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC photo)

Special events help Okanagan, B.C. Special Olympics

Doughnuts, cold lake plunges will support Special Olympics B.C.; SOBC Games set for Feb. 2-4, Kamloops

Prince George shutout Penticton Vees 3-0 on Saturday night. (Vicki Brown-Spruce Kings)

Penticton Vees lose 3-0 to Prince George Spruce Kings

Saturday marks first time Vees shutout in a regular season game since April 21, 2021

The KIJHL’s top team, the Princeton Posse (white), spoiled Teddy Bear Toss Night in Armstrong Saturday, Dec. 17, with a 5-4 shootout win over the North Okanagan Knights in the final pre-Christmas game for both teams. (Black Press - file photo)

Princeton Posse stuff North Okanagan Knights on Teddy Bear Toss Night

KIJHL - Posse pick up extra point with 5-4 shootout win over hometown Knights

The KIJHL’s top team, the Princeton Posse (white), spoiled Teddy Bear Toss Night in Armstrong Saturday, Dec. 17, with a 5-4 shootout win over the North Okanagan Knights in the final pre-Christmas game for both teams. (Black Press - file photo)
The North Okanagan Knights, 5-2 winners over the Osoyoos Coyotes Nov. 16 in Armstrong, hope for a repeat performance tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 13) as they host the Desert Dogs in KIJHL action at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. (Tanya Seibel Photo)

UPDATE: Osoyoos Coyotes score 4-3 victory over North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL - winning goal comes midway through the third period Tuesday, Dec. 13

The North Okanagan Knights, 5-2 winners over the Osoyoos Coyotes Nov. 16 in Armstrong, hope for a repeat performance tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 13) as they host the Desert Dogs in KIJHL action at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. (Tanya Seibel Photo)
Don Mulhall holding the Hugh Town Memorial Award (left), with Drew Mitchell from the False Creek Racing Canoe Club. Drew was the 2020 recipient of the award. (Submitted)

Penticton’s Don Mulhall gets national recognition for contributions to paddle sports

From Duel in the Desert to Penticton’s Dragon Boat Festival, Mulhall plays large role

Don Mulhall holding the Hugh Town Memorial Award (left), with Drew Mitchell from the False Creek Racing Canoe Club. Drew was the 2020 recipient of the award. (Submitted)
The North Okanagan Knights (dark jerseys) defeated the hometown Princeton Posse 3-2 in a KIJHL shootout game Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Black Press - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights tag Princeton Posse with rare KIJHL loss

Tag Bryson scores only goal in shootout giving Knights 3-2 road win Wednesday, Dec. 7

The North Okanagan Knights (dark jerseys) defeated the hometown Princeton Posse 3-2 in a KIJHL shootout game Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Black Press - file photo)
The hometown Osoyoos Coyotes rallied to edge the North Okanagan Knights 6-5 in KIJHL action Sunday, Nov. 27. (Jen Jensen Photography)

Osoyoos Coyotes take bite out of North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL - Hometown Coyotes rally in third period for 6-5 decision

The hometown Osoyoos Coyotes rallied to edge the North Okanagan Knights 6-5 in KIJHL action Sunday, Nov. 27. (Jen Jensen Photography)
The North Okanagan Knights (dark jersey) had their five-game KIJHL win streak snapped by the team with the league’s most victoriess, the Princeton Posse (light jersey), Saturday, Nov. 26, in Princeton. (Black Press - file photo)

Princeton Posse round-up victory over North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL - Posse score last five goals to post 7-2 victory

The North Okanagan Knights (dark jersey) had their five-game KIJHL win streak snapped by the team with the league’s most victoriess, the Princeton Posse (light jersey), Saturday, Nov. 26, in Princeton. (Black Press - file photo)
The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)

Bombers favoured by six on Grey Cup Sunday

Winnipeg seeks third straight CFL title, taking on Toronto Argonauts, who last won Cup in 2017

The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Okanagan skier becomes 1st Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Sicamous Eagles rally, treat fans to win over Princeton

Eagles down 2-0 to Posse in KIJHL play at Sicamous Rec Centre, charge back for 3-2 victory

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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The inaugural all-girls four-on-four hockey tournament at Memorial Arena ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Start of a new tradition’: Penticton hosts its first-ever all-girls hockey tournament

‘It’s about getting more girls to know each other and to get more girls playing,’ said Paul Parkinson

The inaugural all-girls four-on-four hockey tournament at Memorial Arena ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
BGC Okanagan is hosting Golf 4 Kids events in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Aug. 10-12. (BGC photo)

Golfers tee up for kids throughout the Okanagan

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton events support BGC

BGC Okanagan is hosting Golf 4 Kids events in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Aug. 10-12. (BGC photo)
The City of Penticton has reached a deal with the Penticton Vees to play at the South Okanagan Events Centre for another six years. (Submitted)

Penticton Vees sign 6 year deal with city

The Vees are the major tenant of the South Okanagan Events Centre

The City of Penticton has reached a deal with the Penticton Vees to play at the South Okanagan Events Centre for another six years. (Submitted)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Robert Gabert, left, and Brad Edwards of the Penticton Lawn Bowling Club celebrate their championship win in Kamloops on June 26. (Contributed)

Penticton lawn bowling duo crowned 2022 champions of B.C.’s Interior

Robert Gabert and Brad Edwards won a two-day tournament in Kamloops last month

Robert Gabert, left, and Brad Edwards of the Penticton Lawn Bowling Club celebrate their championship win in Kamloops on June 26. (Contributed)
The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)

Penticton selected as host for 2023 B.C. Mixed Curling Championships

The tournament will be played from Feb. 28 to March 5, 2023

The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)